One of the Girls

    • 4.0 • 18 Ratings
    • £0.99
    • £0.99

Publisher Description

The scorching, escapist new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Castaways

‘An addictive sun-soaked thriller’ MARIE CLAIRE
‘The perfect holiday read’ CLAIRE DOUGLAS
‘Brimming with tension’ CLARE MACKINTOSH
‘Talk about twists and turns’ EMMA STONEX
‘Utterly addictive . . . her best yet’ ERIN KELLY

WE WERE DYING FOR A HOLIDAY

The six of us arrived on that beautiful Greek island dreaming of sun-drenched beaches and blood orange sunsets, ready to lose ourselves in the wild freedom of a weekend away with friends.

On the first night we swam under a blanket of stars.

On the second night the games began on our clifftop terrace.

On the third night the idyll cracked, secrets and lies whispering on the breeze.

And by the final night there was a body on the rocks below . . .

WHO WOULD KILL FOR IT?

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What readers are saying about One of the Girls:

‘If you are looking for a sun-soaked, fast-paced, keep-you-up-till-the-early-hours thriller for summer 2022 then my god this is it!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I loved this, a thrilling murder mystery read about friendship, love, deception, lies and secrets’⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Absolutely gripping, a perfect summer read’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This was an absolutely delicious read that grabbed me from the get-go’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'The ending, and the revelations leading up to it, blew me away’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘WHAT A READ! . . . I was whizzing through the pages just to find out anything out’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Unputdownable! The ideal holiday read’⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

About the author

Sunday Times bestseller Lucy Clarke writes from a beach hut, using the inspiration from the wild south coast to craft her stories. Her debut novel, The Sea Sisters, was a Richard & Judy Book Club pick, and she has since published A Single Breath, The Blue/No Escape, Last Seen, You Let Me In, and The Castaways, which was a Waterstones Thriller of the Month. Lucy lives by the sea with her husband and two children.

Keep in touch with Lucy:
www.lucy-clarke.com
www.facebook.com/lucyclarkeauthor

GENRE
Crime & Thrillers
RELEASED
2022
26 May
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
448
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins
SIZE
3.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Tinks24 ,

An enjoyable read, but a little too slow-paced for me!

After reading and thoroughly enjoying The Castaways by Lucy Clarke, I’ll admit I went into reading this book with high hopes. Sadly it just didn’t quite do it for me.

The book is extremely slow right up until about the 70% mark and then everything happens in the last 30% of the book. Don’t get me wrong the last 30% is extremely good, with twists and turns that I hadn’t seen coming, but I can’t give more than 3 stars since a large portion of the book was quite bland and at times I almost gave up reading it.

Six women embark on a hen weekend to a picturesque Greek island. What is meant to be a trip full of fun ends in tragedy? With secrets about to be revealed, friendships are rocked and relationships are fractured causing tension within the group. We know someone will not leave alive, but who?

The chapters are narrated by each of the women – Lexi, Bella, Fen, Robyn, Ana and Eleanor as well as intermittent chapters being narrated by someone called H. This I found very confusing, it took me ages to get used to who was who, I think a list of the girl’s names and who they are at the front of the book would be a good idea, as you could refer back to it if needed. The positives of the multi narration were that we got to know each girl and their backstory, which I do really like and it works well for this kind of story.

I loved the atmospheric side of this book. Whilst reading I could clearly imagine the beauty of the island and I could almost hear the sound of the cicadas. Description is so important in a book to me as I like to feel like I’m there. This book definitely did just that!

If you don’t mind a slow-paced start with all the action and twists at the end then I think you’ll really like this book. For me, I think this story has made me realise that I much prefer things a bit more fast-paced earlier on and that I like something big to happen earlier on, to hold my interest. I also think that this story wasn’t hugely original as I felt there were a lot of similarities in this story to other thrillers that I’ve read before.

Lucy is an incredible writer and this book was very well written, it was the story and pace that I sadly didn’t enjoy as much as The Castaways. This has not put me off reading anything else by this author though, I have several of her books to read still, and I am very much looking forward to them. Please do check this book out if you like the sound of the blurb as this review is my personal opinion alone and I’m sure I’m in the minority with my rating.

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